December 12, 2021 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer

     

    Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice”

     

    * Hymn ~ “Joy Has Dawned”

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Luke 2:8-14

     

    * Hymn #223 ~ “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

     

    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Philippians 4:4-9

     

    Assurance of Pardon

     

    * Hymn ~ “O Holy Night!”

     

    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism

     

    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

     

    Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:16-24

     

    New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

     

    Sermon: “The First Sermon” (Genesis 3:15)

     

    Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”

     

    Communion

     

    Response and Blessing

    * Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358

     

    Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

    His years are endless, yet is He the same

    O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

    Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen

     

    * Blessing/Benediction

     

    [* indicates to please stand]

     

Sermon Notes

  • “The First Sermon”
    (Genesis 3:15)

    I. Introduction

     

    II. The Context

     

    III. The Gospel According to Genesis 3:15

     

    A. To Satan’s surprise

     

    B. The great divide

     

    IV. Conclusion and Application

     

    A. A sketch of the gospel

     

    B. More information?

     

  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.

     

    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).

     

    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)

     

    Today: Gauging interest for Church camping trip this summer; sign up in FH

     

    Today: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm; dozen cookies to share afterward

     

    Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study; 6pm dinner, study, and prayer till 7:30pm

     

    Friday: Church Christmas Party, 6-8pm; $10 gift exchange; bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert

     

    December 20: “Gingerbread House Competition” and pizza, 6th-12th grade, 5:30pm

     

    December 25: Christmas Day Worship; 10-11am

     

    December 28: Help take decorations down? 11am

     

    January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration

     

    Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich

     

    Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.

     

    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen

     

    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9